M 5.5 in Vanuatu on 16 Dec 2018 09:48 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 9.56 Km
Lat/Lon: -16.3395 , 168.1388
Event Date: 16 Dec 2018 09:48 UTC
Exposed Population: About 77000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000iu3c
Inserted at: 16 Dec 2018 13:38 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.1 (Vanuatu)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000iu3c Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.12  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1241322 0 16 Dec 2018 09:48 5.5M, 12.06km 5.53 80 thousand 00:51 NEIC
1241348 0 16 Dec 2018 09:48 5.5M, 9.56km 5.84 80 thousand 03:50 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Vanuatu ,of Vanuatu (population 165,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
4500 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1241322 -16.348/168.158 5.5 12.06 5.68 16 Dec 2018 10:40 00:51 (new episode)
2 0 1241322 -16.348/168.158 5.5 12.06 5.53 16 Dec 2018 11:53 02:05 (upd of #1)
3 0 1241348 -16.348/168.158 5.5 12.06 5.53 16 Dec 2018 13:39 03:50 (new episode)
4 0 1241348 -16.34/168.139 5.5 9.56 5.84 16 Dec 2018 13:41 03:53 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Vanuatu Vanuatu 1500 people
Vanuatu Vanuatu 24000 people
Vanuatu Vanuatu 120000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Pawe Vanuatu Village5 - 9 km
Port-Vato Vanuatu Village5 - 10 km
Endu Pahakol Vanuatu Village5 - 15 km
Liro Vanuatu Village5 - 16 km
Toak Vanuatu Village5 - 17 km
Yaotilie Vanuatu Village5 - 18 km
Tafoualé Vanuatu Village5 - 17 km
Lulep Nesa Vanuatu Village5 - 18 km
Ranvetlam Vanuatu Village5 - 19 km
Fonwor Vanuatu Village5 - 19 km
Yélowouwou Vanuatu Village5 - 20 km
Vaoleli Vanuatu Village5 - 20 km
Ignal Vanuatu Village5 - 21 km
Linbul Vanuatu Village5 - 23 km
Fali Vanuatu Village5 - 24 km
Olal Vanuatu Village5 - 26 km
Lamarou Vanuatu Village5 - 28 km
Païa Vanuatu Village5 - 28 km
Lamen Vanuatu Village5 - 31 km
Nikaura Vanuatu Village5 - 35 km
Ponkovia Vanuatu Village5 - 36 km
Lamap Vanuatu Village5 - 37 km
Tavio Vanuatu Village5 - 38 km
Peskarüs Vanuatu Village5 - 40 km
Burumba Vanuatu Village5 - 41 km
Bourbar Vanuatu Village5 - 41 km
Maté Vanuatu Village5 - 42 km
Léman Vanuatu Village5 - 42 km
Mériver Vanuatu Village5 - 43 km
Lambulmbatuei Vanuatu Village5 - 43 km
Valesdir Vanuatu Village5 - 49 km
Rerep Vanuatu Village5 - 51 km
Manpay Vanuatu Village5 - 52 km
Nul Vanuatu Village5 - 52 km
Votlo Vanuatu Village5 - 53 km
Faroun Vanuatu Village5 - 57 km
Roghumbo Vanuatu Village5 - 58 km
Filakara Vanuatu Village5 - 60 km
Malfakhal Vanuatu Village5 - 66 km
Limap Vanuatu Village5 - 68 km
Katbol Vanuatu Village5 - 74 km
Mélip Vanuatu Village5 - 74 km
Kouroumanpé Vanuatu Village5 - 74 km
Wintua Vanuatu Village5 - 75 km
Lambukuti Vanuatu Village5 - 76 km
Mangarisu Vanuatu Village5 - 78 km
Moériou Vanuatu Village5 - 79 km
Tavendrua Vanuatu Village5 - 81 km
Vinmavis Vanuatu Village5 - 81 km
Lakatoro Vanuatu Village5 <1000 people 82 km
Mangita Vanuatu Village5 - 82 km
Laravet Vanuatu Village5 - 84 km
Boloa Vanuatu Village5 - 85 km
Norsup Vanuatu Village5 2900 people 85 km
Makatea Vanuatu Village5 - 85 km
Maé Vanuatu Village5 - 89 km
Leïwoma Vanuatu Village5 - 90 km
Malakof Vanuatu Village5 - 93 km
Brenwe Vanuatu Village5 - 95 km
Ellarmo Vanuatu Village5 - 99 km
Amokh Vanuatu Village5 - 102 km
Vao Vanuatu Village5 - 103 km
Laruru Vanuatu Village5 - 106 km
Tenmaru Vanuatu Village5 - 108 km
Longang Vanuatu Village5 - 110 km
Wowo Vanuatu Village5 - 112 km
Walaha Vanuatu Village5 - 112 km
Duin Dui Vanuatu Village5 - 114 km
Lolowaï Vanuatu Village5 - 116 km
Walurigi Vanuatu Village5 - 117 km
Lolopuépué Vanuatu Village5 - 117 km
Asavagas Vanuatu Village5 - 118 km
Lowitava Vanuatu Village5 - 118 km
Utanlangi Vanuatu Village5 - 123 km
Narovorovo Vanuatu Village5 - 128 km
Nekapa Vanuatu Village5 - 128 km
Marow Vanuatu Village5 - 131 km
Laonomoa Vanuatu Village5 - 132 km
Sounaï Vanuatu Village5 - 132 km
Palikoulo Vanuatu Village5 - 134 km
Émua Vanuatu Village5 - 136 km
Abnetare Vanuatu Village5 - 136 km
Port-Havannah Vanuatu Village5 - 138 km
Onésoua Vanuatu Village5 - 139 km
Segond Vanuatu Village5 - 139 km
Luganville Vanuatu Village5 13000 people 140 km
Natapao Vanuatu Village5 - 141 km
Saraotou Vanuatu Village5 - 142 km
Ebao Vanuatu Village5 - 147 km
Tambalato Vanuatu Village5 - 147 km
Napil Vanuatu Village5 - 149 km
Mélé Vanuatu Village5 - 150 km
Ouere Vanuatu Village5 - 152 km
Coulons Vanuatu Village5 - 153 km
Youelapa Vanuatu Village5 - 154 km
Narango Vanuatu Village5 - 154 km
Matao Tiupeniu Vanuatu Village5 - 155 km
Fwimatal Vanuatu Village5 - 155 km
Jasmori Vanuatu Village5 - 155 km
Forari Vanuatu Village5 - 156 km
Port-Vila Vanuatu Capital 35000 people 156 km
Féléa Vanuatu Village5 - 156 km
Wailapo Vanuatu Village5 - 157 km
Montmartre Vanuatu Village5 - 157 km
Erakor Vanuatu Village5 - 159 km
Epantgoueï Vanuatu Village5 - 160 km
Nanguilé Vanuatu Village5 - 160 km
Eratap Vanuatu Village5 - 161 km
Longtal Vanuatu Village5 - 161 km
Maloevole Vanuatu Village5 - 162 km
Tatafo Vanuatu Village5 - 162 km
Epuen Vanuatu Village5 - 162 km
Olo Olo Vanuatu Village5 - 165 km
Pakatam Vanuatu Village5 - 166 km
Tasiriki Vanuatu Village5 - 166 km
Lowarhé Vanuatu Village5 - 168 km
Losoué Vanuatu Village5 - 170 km
Hog Harbour Vanuatu Village5 - 173 km
Lowérié Vanuatu Village5 - 175 km
Bakakara Vanuatu Village5 - 180 km
Ladhu Vanuatu Village5 - 185 km
Worovok Vanuatu Village5 - 185 km
Iakobone Vanuatu Village5 - 187 km
Térou Vanuatu Village5 - 187 km
Lavatavo Vanuatu Village5 - 189 km
Robertsons Vanuatu Village5 - 192 km
Wousi Vanuatu Village5 - 193 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Ulei ULB unknown 0
Lamen Bay LNB unknown 0
Epi EPI unknown 0
Valesdir VLS unknown 0
Craig Cove CCV unknown 0
South West Bay SWJ unknown 0
Sangafa 2 Civ. Unpaved No 3200
Emae EAE unknown 0
Big Bay GBA unknown 0
Sara SSR unknown 0
Redcliffe RCL unknown 0
Walaha WLH unknown 0
Longana LOD unknown 0
Lamap LPM unknown 0
Santo Pekoa International SON 56 Civ. Paved Yes 6500
Quine Hill UIQ unknown 0
Maewo MWF unknown 0
Port Vila Bauerfield VLI 20 Civ. Paved Yes 8500

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Ambryn Island Vanuatu
Port Sandwich VUPSA Vanuatu
Pentecost Island Vanuatu
Maewo Island Vanuatu
Palikoulo Bay Vanuatu
Santo VUSAN Vanuatu
Turtle Bay Vanuatu
Forari Bay Vanuatu
Port Vila VUVLI Vanuatu
Hog Harbor Vanuatu

More information

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